At 8 West Clinic in Vancouver, BC our plastic surgeons, registered nurses and medical aestheticians are experts when it comes to treating symptoms that affect sexual health. Speak to one of our experts if you are looking for a way to improve vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, and urinary incontinence through non-surgical or surgical treatments. One of our most effective non surgical treatments is the Sciton Diva which takes less than 10 minutes to perform, has no downtime and is extremely effective. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is sometimes done with labiaplasty (to surgically reshape long or asymmetric labia).
The female genitals go through profound changes at various stages of life – after childbirth, during menopause and even following events such as a hysterectomy or chemotherapy – that can lead to diminished vaginal health and function. Laser vaginal rejuvenation (LVR) aims to treat these issues by repairing and restoring the vaginal canal and surrounding tissue that may have suffered damage, or change following any of the milestones mentioned above. And that’s great news – but not all LVR procedures are created equal.
All women experience a decline in vaginal health as they age or as a result of child bearing. Laser vaginal therapy treats these common symptoms:
In simple terms, urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine (peeing when you don’t want to) and it is far more common than most people think. The majority of women will develop urinary incontinence to some degree.
Stress incontinence is the most common kind of urinary incontinence, especially among women who have given birth or who are going through menopause. In this case stress refers to physical pressure, when the bladder and muscles involved in urinary control are placed under sudden extra pressure, the person may urinate involuntarily. Certain actions may trigger stress incontinence, including:
During menopause, estrogen production slows and then stops. When that happens, a number of changes — many of them unwelcome — happen in a woman’s body. Periods become irregular and then stop. You may have hot flashes, mood swings, a deeper voice, and an increase in facial hair.
Vaginal dryness is another common symptom and one in every three women experiences it while going through menopause. Vaginal dryness also can occur at any age from a number of different causes, including taking certain medications like Tamoxifen (breast cancer medication). While vaginal dryness is not dangerous, it can have a huge impact on sex life and be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, Laser Vaginal Therapy at 8 West Clinic effectively treats vaginal dryness, with this quick treatment that has no downtime.
The procedure preferred and offered by the experts at 8 West Clinic in Vancouver is a technological innovation created by world-renowned medical laser maker Sciton called diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy. This resurfacing laser includes unique HPA (high precision automation) technology to ensure the safest and best treatment outcome, by allowing full customization based on your age, symptoms and desired results.
This five-to-eight-minute procedure performed in-office and without sedation, involves the insertion of the ergonomically designed device into the vaginal canal, where the single-use strengthened quartz dilator remains stationary to expand and flatten the vaginal tissue using revolutionary hybrid laser technology, which delivers two laser therapies at once for a combined synergistic effect. The first laser deeply resurfaces the layers of the vaginal wall, replacing it with brand-new healthy tissue. The second laser heats the layers of the tissue where collagen exists.
Because the laser spins inside of the device, patients do not feel any movement whatsoever, resulting in a far more comfortable experience. As the hand-piece is rotated through the treatment area, pulses are delivered through a new section of quartz to ensure laser efficiency. The result: the quality of the vaginal tissue is significantly improved, and patients are left feeling revitalized (in that years-younger way we’re all looking for) with a renewed sense of self-confidence. There’s very little downtime; you can return to your regular daily routine immediately with minimal to no discharge, spotting or discomfort (just be sure to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours). Most patients can achieve optimal results with just three diVa treatments.
When it comes to laser vaginal therapy, there are many options available. However, unlike other procedures the Sciton diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy treatment has extremely high satisfaction rates and takes under 10 minutes to perform. Other procedures not only have a longer treatment time, but they may result in more discomfort and include more downtime or after-effects than the sleek, comfortable and precise diVa device. The superior results, too, speak for themselves. Want to find out more? Contact 8 West Clinic today to have all of your questions answered.